Pictured here is a sweet story about a boy name Henry. A boy who wanted to be seen for more than his need for forearm crutches. To Henry, with his crutches, he was a heron (yes, a heron!) not the other things people described him as. Still, even Henry knew he was more than that.
This book is a reminder of the gift of a great friend, a shift in perspective and the ability we have to change our own narrative should we be so fortunate.
In the end Henry decides he isn't a chicken, robot or even a heron. He's Henry the boy; the story he tells himself is far more important than the one others tried to tell about him.
Thank you, Penny Candy Books, for sending us this book, great for children of all abilities and those of us who are still figuring out who we want to be while navigating a world that often tries to tell us who we are.
Henry the Boy Written by Molly Felder + Illustrated by Nate Christopherson and Tara Sweeney